Main Stage Productions
2018-2019 Chaparral High School Theatre Season-
All events located in the Mary Gill Theatre at 7pm unless noted
*= additional show at 1pm
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Online ticket sales close 2 hours before a performance. Please visit the box office 30 minutes before curtain to purchase your tickets
Choir Cabaret Night - Music from the first 20 years of Chaparral
September 13 and 14
(Suitable for all audiences) Join us for a night of solo, small group, and large group musical numbers from the first 20 years of Chaparral's musicals.
Ken Ludwig’s Leading Ladies
November 1, 2, and 3
(Suitable for most audiences - Adult humor) In this hilarious comedy by the author of Lend Me A Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo, two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing "Scenes from Shakespeare" on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. When they hear that an old lady in York, PA is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long lost English nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. The trouble is, when they get to York, they find out that the relatives aren't nephews, but nieces! Romantic entanglements abound, especially when Leo falls head-over-petticoat in love with the old lady's vivacious niece, Meg, who's engaged to the local minister. Meg knows that there's a wide world out there, but it's not until she meets "Maxine and Stephanie" that she finally gets a taste of it
Performing Arts Gala
(Suitable for all audiences) A wonderful night showcasing all of the Performing Arts at Chaparral and a silent auction to benefit the Patrons for the Performing Arts.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels - High School Version
February 21, 22, 23, 28 March 1, 2*
(Suitable for most audiences - Adult Humor) Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, based on the popular 1988 MGM film, takes us to the French Riviera for high jinks and hilarity. Sophisticated, suave with a good dash of mischief, this hysterical comedy features a delightfully jazzy score by David Yazbek (The Full Monty) and was nominated for a staggering eleven Tony Awards.
Lawrence Jameson makes his lavish living by talking rich ladies out of their money. Freddy Benson more humbly swindles women by waking their compassion with fabricated stories about his grandmother's failing health. After meeting on a train, they attempt to work together, only to find that this small French town isn't big enough for the two of them. They agree on a settlement: the first one to extract $50,000 from a young female target, heiress, Christine Colgate, wins, and the other must leave town. A hilarious battle of cons ensues that will keep audiences laughing, humming and guessing to the end!
SOS – The Talent Show
April 11 and 12
(Suitable for all audiences) This show combines the awesome talents of Chaparral students with original sketch comedy by the emcees. Each night showcases new talents!
April 17 and 18 (Suitable for all audiences)
By Westley M. Pederson
Directed by Joe Steiner and Joe Robinson
Imagine you are an actor on opening night trying to perform on a set that isn't completed. Then one actor doesn't show up, a man from the audience uses your stage phone to argue with his wife, the props either don't work or are missing, the lighting and sound cues are off and two silly, incompetent stagehands do their worst. That's only the beginning of this award-winning show which actually caused a woman in one audience to fall from her chair in laughter. This delightful play is filled with surprises and zany characters and is ideal for competition, fund-raising and pure entertainment.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Adapted by Don Quinn. From C.S. Lewis' story.
Directed by Dylan Eric Damkoehler
That master of imaginative enchantment, C.S. Lewis, has created a unique world and he invites children to walk into it and enjoy both surprise and adventure. An old house in rural England becomes the home base for four children who wander into an incredible country through an old wardrobe and help the country return to summer. In the incredible Narnia, they make friends with the frightened forest people who have almost given up hope for the return of good King Aslan, their true ruler. When Aslan was there, it was always summer. There is a great battle to see whether this magical country will remain under a wintry spell or will, once again, know freedom and summer under good King Aslan. A charming play about courage and the love of freedom.
August 13 - Choir Cabaret Auditions
September 4 and 5 – Play Auditions
November 7, 8, and 9 – Musical Auditions
March 5 – Emcee Auditions for Talent Show
March 6 - Freshman/Sophomore Play Auditions
March 26 and 27 – Talent Show Act Auditions
April 23 – Encore Auditions
State Thespians Potluck November 28 at 6pm
State Thespian Conference December 6-8
Awards Night May 10 at 6pm